Dr. Larry Gottlieb

Dentistry
Bridgeport, CT
43 years experience

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Office

Bridgeport, CT

Address

4697 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:45am - 5:00am
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Dentistry

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96 Answers
153 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Whatever your pediatrician would recommend.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: Dental pain means there is a problem that needs to be addressed by a dentist. Till you get to the dentist you can take Ibuprofen if you can take NSAI... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ask your friends: Personal referral is always best.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Occur together: As opposed to gum disease causing heart disease. They are both inflammatory diseased that can occur at the same time. Having severe periodontal dise... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Dental X ray: Dental xrays have very little radiation. Especially if they are digital.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sometimes: As your teeth are moved you can get sensitivity. Especially to cold. It should get better as the teeth settle into their new places.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
An x ray: You need an xray to see if there is a residial infection on the tooth that had the root canal. You also could have periodontal disease. See your den... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Implant Replacement: There are times when extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant supported crown may be the better choice. You are not preparing the teeth ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Dry Socket?: You may be experiencing a "dry socket". This is a situation where the blood clot does not stay as usual. Healing is delayed and it is very painful. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Teething?: It may be that the same tooth on both sides is ready to erupt. Very often just before a tooth comes into the mouth there can be what weems to be a sw... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
YES YES YES: Regular cleanings and check ups are most important while you have braces on. The difficulty in removong the plaque can lead not only to cavities but... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
See a physician: Go see a physician. Dry mouth and the need to drink a lot of water and frequent urination are 2 usual symptoms of diabetes. However you need to be c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Usually: Usually Cephalexin will work for an abscessed tooth. It does however take 24-48 hours for the antibiotic before you will start to feel better.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: Ask your surgeon when to do surgery. If you are not satisfied with the answers you get then seek a second opinion from another oral surgeon.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Crown the tooth: I agree that teeth that have had root canals can break for many reasons. Molars are usually restored with a crown to protect the tooth from breakage.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
TMJ? See a dentist: It sounds like you may have a muscle spasm causing you the pain and the problem with opening. There are several possible causes. You need to see a d... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sinuses? Tonsils?: Bad breath can certainly come from plaque build up on the teeth or other places in the mouth such as the tongue or tonsils. It can also come from sin... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Minimal: The radiation dosage in dental xrays is minimal. There are no rules as to when xrays should be taken. Your dentist will evaluate your susceptibilit... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Packing: If indeed you have a dry socket your dentist can pack the extraction site with a medication to relieve the pain. You may need to have the packing cha... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to determine what the cause of the swelling is. You may need antibiotics for an infection. You could at your age need a w... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not usually: Cavities are usually without symptoms until they are large. Although sweet sensitivity can be a symptom of even small cavities at times. Pain on che... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Antibiotics : If there is an infection antibiotics can help until your husband can get to the dentist. They can control the symptoms as they control the abscess. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Keep the baby tooth: If your daughter can keep the deciduous tooth clean and healthy she may be able to keep the tooth for a life time. If it ever lost as an adult she ca... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Possible: Certainly if food or other debris gets caught in the furcation you can get an abscess. Your oral hygiene at home is paramount for preventing this fro... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Time: If indeed you have a TMJ and muscle pain problem then 90% of the time it will go away. In the 10% of the time it does not go away on its own you may ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not much: The radiation you receive these days from a panoramic x ray or a full mouth of individual xrays is very little. Especially if the x rays are digital.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your surgeon: There are many pain relievers you can take. See your surgeon to make sure you do not have an infection or a dry socket. Then he or she can prescribe... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: You symptoms coud be caused by many things. One thought is by an infection. However you need to see a dentist or physician to get a diagnosis and tr... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Cold sore: It is possible that you have an ulcer caused by a virus. A "cold sore" perhaps. If it does not go away in 2 weeks go see your physician. Ulcers no ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Pain meds: You can take an over the counter pain medicine. Ibuprofen is fairly good if you can take NSAID medicines. However pain in a tooth is caused by somet... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Infection: From your description, it seems you may have an infection. This can be serious. You need to see a dentist for an evaluation.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not clear: If the wisdom tooth is extensively decayed and restored it may be better to have it removed. Eve though not impacted it may be so far back in the mou... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
With: I would recommend using water with fluoride. It has been proven that Fluoride in the water is most beneficial in making the enamel strong and decay... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Not likely: The most usual cause is shifting that occurs over time. Especially in lower front teeth. It should not be a concern if you can keep them clean.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
No corelation: The symptoms of a tooth or gum infection are usually pain and swelling. There would be no reason that coughing up mucous would be tooth related.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Direct pressure: The best way to stop any sort of bleeding is direct pressure. In the mouth bite on a gauze pad for at least 30 minutes. This usually controls the pr... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Time: You will be fine as long as you keep taking your antibiotics and give yourself time to heal. Yes you can use a chlorhexadine mouthwash. Just rinse ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Removal: The suffix "ectomy" means removal. A fenumectomy is the removal of part of the frenum. The labial frenum is the muscle on the inner part of the uppe... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
No pain: I am sure you are going to have anesthesia. Expect no pain during the procedure. If you think you are feeling something tell the dentist so he or sh... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Antibiotics: If you are travelling with antibiotics you can take them. You will control an infection if it exists.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Yes: An abscess can press on a nerve. Usually in the lower jaw. Get the tooth treated by your dentist and then hopefully the numbness will resolve.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Absolutely: Dental implants can be sued in a variety of ways. They can used to replace anywhere from one to all the teeth either jaw. You would need a consultat... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
What?: I am not sure what you are asking. However if you want to have orthodontics and have your teeth moved an implant is a small complication that the ort... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Time: Most oral ulcers will heal in 10-14 days no matter what they were caused by. They are most painful in the first 5 days and after that they start to f... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Clindamycin: Clindamycin is more appropriate for a dental infection. However you should go to your dentist and get the cause of the infection treated.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Trauma: There was probably some trauma to the area. Keep an eye on it. It should be gone in 10-14 days. If not see your dentist or physician.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
See your dentist: Food generally gets stuck between teeth due to spaces that can occur over time as the result of periodontal disease. Broken restorations can also all... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Sometimes: Temporary crowns can be irritating to the gums because they are not as thin at the gum line as the final crown will be. As a result they collect more... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
The same: It is the same organism just in a different location. In fact an increase in oral cancer is thought to be associated with chlamidya just as it relate... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 43 years experience
Maybe: It could be that the infection is cleared up enough so that by careful home care you can resolve the rest of the problem. However if there is alot pus... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Jun 19, 2013
I have known Larry for over 15 years and he is an excellent dentist, for whom I gladly recommend to friends and family.
Jun 20, 2013
Dr. Gottlieb is a very knowledgeable and dedicated dentist with common sense answers and advice.
Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! There is a health center, I just have to pay 50$you each visit ...hard to do. I'll try. My jaw hurts too. Can this turn serious?
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! it went away actually like 15mins ago I have two bad wisdom Im getn out in the morning Ima let my dentist know.
HealthTap member
Thank you so much. I forgot to mention that my condition started maximum of 4 years ago, gets worse time to time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Best Dentist Fairfield County 2011, 2012
Top Dentist, First Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Assn., Connecticut State Dental Assn.,
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